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December 2013 News (entire newsletter)
It's all about the Yarn!
From where does it come?
When you visit our shop you can't help by notice our 'Yarn Hall'. The walls are lined with cubbies, (cubbies donated years ago by Got Yarn) most filled with beautiful yarn, normally sorted not only by fiber but color and brand. Our wool and wool blends are separated as best we can and indicated by a chunky, bright red stretch of yarn wrapped around the cubby edges.
The novelty yarns have their own spot, far end, left side; though you will find the overflow of these bins and boxes in the furnace area. Cottons are near the storage room end of the hall, on your right. And all of those soft, sweet baby yarns you will find in the far back, in our nursery area.
But how do we collect our supply for our stitchers to use? Well, it comes from so many places! We sometimes are the recipients of overflow and discontinued collections from our friends at Coordinated Colors in Yorktown, VA. We also have been given closeout inventory from yarn shops that are no longer in existence.
Any lucky us! Some folks just can't walk past a display of sale yarn and may bring in a bag or two for creating smile producing projects by our members.
We have received boxes and bags of wonderful yarn from stitichers who just need to clean up and clear out their 'fiber' rooms. Of course, if they are like most of us, in reality they are only making space for more skeins of beautiful yarn....If it just happens to jump into their shopping cart somewhere when its least expected!
We, on occasion, are the benefactors of yarn left behind by the passing of Great Aunt Trudy or even Uncle Damon.
We have been given bags of yarn by our neighbor thrift store, Thrift for Life. They know we will put it to good use!
We always keep an eye out for any yarn, even the leftovers, which might be looking for a purpose. We can help with that, for sure! Of the approximately 170,000 items you have helped create, very little has been stitched from yarn purchases by us. We have been truly fortunate to have such wonderful friends, neighbors and members who continue to keep our supply coming.
Now, why not come in to the shop, browse around for yarn for your next projects and while you are there....just sit and stitch a while... we love having company!
See you at the shop!
FTH Newsletter 1.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 2.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 3.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 4.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 5.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 6.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 7.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 8.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 9.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 10.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 11.2013.pdf
FTH Newsletter 12.2012.pdf